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Sep 21, 2016




Hutchinson, Kan. –  Stage 9 announces the arrival of the Little Sisters of Hoboken in Nunsensethe musical! a musical comedy by Dan Goggin. They will be blessing Hutchinson with their divine singing and dancing on September 22-25 and again September 29-October 2, 2016 at Stage 9, located at 9 S. Main in Hutchinson’s downtown business district. Stage 9’s fourth production of the season, Nunsense the musical! is performed by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Nunsense! the musical follows the antics of the Little Sisters of Hoboken who have had a run of bad luck. After being pushed out of their missionary work assisting lepers in France, 52 sisters succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise soup prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. A greeting card fundraiser ended just short of the finish line and now the sisters must raise the money that is required to bury the remaining four sisters, who are currently on ice.

Originally performed off-Broadway in 1985, the show ran for 3,672 performances and became the second longest-running off-Broadway show in history. So popular with audiences, Nunsense has been translated into at least 26 languages, spawned six sequels, and over 25,000 women have performed in productions world-wide. Come find out what keeps theatre-goers clamoring for more!

Stage 9's production of Nunsense the musical! will featurePaula Rothe as spotlight-loving Sister Mary Regina, Mother Superior; Dashona Mahoney as competitive Sister Mary Hubert, Mistress of Novices;  Danae Taylor as street-wise Sister Robert Anne; Piper Harding as befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia; and Amy McGrath Brownlee as ballet-loving Sister Mary Leo.

Nunsense! the musical! is directed by Charles Johnston, Stage 9's Producing Artistic Director. Other production members include Jo Stropes (Stage Manager), Ellen McCarley (Costume and Properties Design) Lynn Hase (Lighting Design and Board Operator) and Gaye Tibbetts contributes as a stage crew member.

Performances for Nunsense! the musical! are September 22-24, 2016 and September 29–October 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm with matinees on September 25 and October 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for ages 8-14. Children must be eight years old to attend Stage 9 productions. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at stage9hutch.com as well as at Apron Strings, located at the intersection of Sherman and Main Street in downtown Hutchinson three weeks prior to opening. Patrons may also purchase tickets at the door one hour prior to a performance.

All seating is general admission. The house opens at 7:00 p.m. for evening performances and 1:30 p.m. for afternoon performances. Stage 9 seats 85 people and seats are available on a first come, first served basis. To check performance availability, please contact Stage 9 by email at info@stage9hutch.com or by phone at 316-350-PLAY (7529). 

For more information about Nunsense,performances or to schedule interviews with the director, contact Charles Johnston at 646-628-4353 or charles@stage9hutch.com.  You may also contact Johnston for information about program advertising or sponsorship for Stage 9’s 2017 Season.

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Stage 9’s mission is to produce and offer to the public community-based theatrical productions and to educate and promote interest and enjoyment of the dramatic arts in Hutchinson, Kansas.  A 501(c)3 organization, Stage 9 strives to produce quality entertainment and provide opportunities for artistic expression for all Hutchinson community members, specifically focused on ages 18 and up.  At home at 9 S. Main in downtown Hutchinson, Stage 9’s 100th Anniversary 2016 Season features Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of The Trojan Women, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged], Long, Singer and Winfield’s hysterical comedy romp, Menken and Ashman’s off-Broadway smash Little Shop of Horrors, Stage 9’s popular hit Greater Tuna by Howard, Williams and Sears, the crowd pleasing Nunsense! the musical  by Dan Goggin, Stage 9’s annual fundraiser Talking Tombstones and Sarah Ruhl’s quirky comedy Dead Man’s Cell Phone.